"Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you." ― Charlotte Bront , Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bront recounts the life-story of Jane, a passionate and strong-willed girl. Jane is raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel and wealthy aunt, and has felt like an outcast throughout her early life. At the Lowood School too, the school headmaster Mr. Brocklehurst turns out to be a cruel, hypocritical and abusive man. Her spirit is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding and proud Edward Rochester to care for Ad le, his ward. Jane finds herself in love with Rochester but life is still not easy for her. She struggles once again to finally marry Rochester and live a happy life.